|CRIME VICTIM ADVOCACY CENTER of ST. LOUIS
HELP. CHANGE. KNOWLEDGE.
Have you or someone you know been a victim of a crime?
Crime hurts - physically, financially, and psychologically - for weeks, months and
even years after the crime occurs. Personal injuries and financial burdens are often
compounded by unexpected emotional turmoil affecting all aspects of a person's
The Crime Victim Advocacy Center of St. Louis (CVAC) is here to listen and help. We
provide resources, counseling, advocacy and referral for victims of crime and their
families. In 2011, more than 108,000 serious crimes were reported in our area.
Each one has a victim. We give victims a voice.
Founded in 1972 as Aid for Victims of Crime, CVAC was the first victim assistance
program in America. We offer a wide range of services for individuals, whole
communities and other organizations and institutions seeking to improve their
services to victims of crime.
Services for corporations and
Community Conflict Services
of Metro St. Louis
|Pursuing a definition of justice that includes the victim...
CVAC is a 501(c)3 organization, and all donations to support our work are fully tax-deductible. We strictly adhere to the guidelines of donor ethics
Crime Victim Advocacy mental health
services are certified by the Missouri
Department of Mental Health.
Consolare is the social venture of Crime Victim
Advocacy Center. All proceeds from the sale of
Consolare products support victim services at our
agency. Click on the logo to find out more!
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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of crimes do you help with?
CVAC helps with any and all crime, including burglary, robbery, identity theft, assault,
homicide, hate crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence and more.
Will it cost me to receive help?
NO. All services are free of charge to victims and their families through the generosity
of donors and supporters. Crime costs victims both financially and emotionally: we
don't believe they should pay twice.
Are you the police?
No. The Crime Victim Advocacy Center is an independent, nonprofit agency and is not
affiliated with police or law enforcement. While it is not necessary to have contacted
the police to receive our services, we hope you will do so for your own safety and we
can help you file a report or seek assistance from law enforcement.
Crime Victim Advocacy Center is proud to have
Legal Advocates for Abused Women as part of
our agency. Click here to find out more!
SUNDAY, JUNE 2nd
for our 5th annual
Run for Resiliency!
5K Run/Walk benefiting victims
of crime and violence
Forest Park Upper Muny parking lot
Click on the logo for more
information and to register